June 6, 2002Island Soap & Candle Works Has Recalled
- Island Soap & Candle Works has recalled
candles. Pieces of the candles' wick can fall off while burning and the wick
can re-ignite after extinguishing, posing a burn and fire hazard.
CPSC and Island Soap & Candle Works have received one report of a fire that
caused minor property and smoke damage. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled candles have a single wick surrounded by wax in a brown coconut
shell. They were sold in about 20 different scents and ranged in sizes from
"Mini" to "Large." The coconut shell has a label on the bottom that reads
"Island Soap & Candle Works...Hand made in Hawaii...Do not leave a burning
candle unattended." Some of the candles have moon and star cutouts around
the upper rim of the coconut shell.
Island Soap & Candle Works exclusively sold these candles in Oahu, Maui, and
Kauai, Hawaii and Monterey, California from April 2000 through April 8, 2002
for between $8 and $15.
Consumers should stop using the candles immediately and return them to the
store where purchased for a full refund. The candles also can be mailed to
the firm at 900 Fort Street Mall, Suite #1220, Honolulu, HI 96813 to receive
a refund. For more information, contact Island Soap & Candle Works at (877)
535-5566 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Hawaii standard time and 11 a.m. and 8
p.m. pacific standard time Monday through Friday.